A1151 road

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A1151 road
Route information
Length: 12.1 mi (19.5 km)
Major junctions
Southwest end: Norwich
52°38′10″N 1°17′58″E / 52.6360°N 1.2995°E / 52.6360; 1.2995 (A1151 road (southwestern end))
  A147 A147 road
A1042 A1042 road
A1062 A1062 road
A149 A149 road
Northeast end: near Smallburgh
52°45′45″N 1°28′30″E / 52.7625°N 1.4751°E / 52.7625; 1.4751 (A1151 road (northeastern end))
Road network

The A1151 is an A road, running entirely in the English county of Norfolk, in England's East Anglia region. The road runs from Norwich to a junction with the A149 near Smallburgh.

Route[edit]

The road starts in Norwich and passes through the suburb of Sprowston, to the west of Rackheath and through Wroxham and Hoveton, and links to the A149 near Smallburgh. It would connect with the proposed Norwich Northern Distributor Road just south of Rackheath.

Detail[edit]

Norwich and its suburbs[edit]

The A1151 starts at a roundabout where it meets the A147 (St Crispins dual carriageway and flyover to the west, and Barrack Street to the east) on the northern part of the Norwich inner ring road. The A1151 has various street names along its route, starting with Charlton Road, then Bull Close Road. At the junction with Magdalen Street and Magpie Road, the A1151 turns right, heading north, by the name of Magdalen Road. At the next Y-shaped fork junction, Magdalen Road continues on the left fork but changes into the B1150, whereas the A1151 takes the right fork, becoming Sprowston Road, and continues in a northeasterly direction.

The next notable junction is the roundabout of the northern sector of the outer ring road of Norwich, the A1042. Here, the A1151 continues straight ahead, becoming Wroxham Road, between the suburban villages of Old Catton and Sprowston. At the outer edge of the suburbs, just past the Blue Boar pub, recent new development of the road sees two new roundabouts. Of these, the second provides access to the Sprowston park and ride facility on the left.

Norwich to Wroxham[edit]

Immediately after the Sprowston Park and Ride, on the right will be found the luxury hotel Sprowston Manor and its golf course. Continuing past Sprowston Manor, one approaches the junction for Rackheath Industrial Estate on the right. This is on the site of the former RAF Rackheath, which was used by the US Air Force. (The airfield and runways have long since disappeared, but the technical site now makes up the industrial estate, with a few of the original wartime buildings still standing). There is a recently dedicated memorial to those who lost their lives while stationed at the airbase, and the former control tower has been renovated to a very high standard.

Passing another pub on the left, called the Green Man, one heads towards Wroxham. After roughly two-thirds of the distance between Rackheath and Wroxham, the road name changes from Wroxham Road to Norwich Road. Immediately before entering Wroxham, one passes over a railway bridge in a right-left manner. In the winter, this bridge is the scene of frequent accidents, mainly in the morning commute, due to ice.

In Wroxham, at a "mini" roundabout where the right turn heads towards Salhouse, the A1151 continues ahead, passing through Wroxham before reaching the "Wroxham bridge" over the River Bure. Nearby are a network of businesses that rent pleasure boats for visitors to the Norfolk Broads. (Wroxham is often described as the capital of the Norfolk broads.)

Wroxham to end[edit]

The River Bure forms the boundary between Wroxham and Hoveton. The A1151 passes the Hoveton police station on the right, then reaches a pair of mini roundabouts. At the first, the left exit leads towards Coltishall along the B1354; and at the second, the right exit leads towards Horning along the A1062. After exiting Hoveton, the road passes through a small wooded area, where its name changes from Stalham Road back to Norwich Road. It then passes the small hamlets of Beeston Saint Lawrence and Cat's Common before terminating at a junction with the A149 Cromer–to–Great Yarmouth road.

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Coordinates: 52°41′55″N 1°23′49″E / 52.6986°N 1.3969°E / 52.6986; 1.3969 (A1151 road)